Indian Sports Club (ISC) has received a timely boost ahead of a Six-Nation Cricket Tournament set for October at the Limbe venue in Blantyre.
United General Insurance donated K390,000 for the maintenance of the ground which Malawi Cricket Union (MCU) has selected for the international competition.
The club’s Sports Director and Captain, Chiraq Patel, said the donation was timely.
“Since the 1920’s, Indian Sports Club has had a rich history in hockey and cricket. Under Malawi Cricket Union, which runs a cricket academy here, we are helping in promoting the sport among the locals,” Patel said.
“The Cricket Academy has over 300 eligible cricket players who are indigenous Malawians. They are being trained to become better players.”
Patel called on other organisations to support the tournament.
“We will hire professionals to maintain the ground so that it befits international standards,” Patel said.
UGI Business Development Manager, Atupele Mangochi, said they take corporate social responsibility seriously.
“We felt that it was important to play our part because most of the members at the club are our clients. Secondly, the social part of the sport is basically where people can relax and get to know each other. By donating, we want to elevate the sport,” she said.
Mangochi, who was flanked by UGI Strategic Business Unit Manager, MacRhonius Chikuse and Accountant, Dyton Singano, pledged continued support.
“This is only the beginning and we look forward to this partnership,” she said.
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